In the North End you can throw a stone and hit at least one Italian restaurant, but tucked away in a historic townhouse by the old Paul Revere House is Mamma Maria’s, one the most reliable and authentic Italian mainstays in the city. The menu is just as timeless as the serene dining room with upscale offerings like, Lamb Gnocchi with cucumber yogurt, braised Suckling Pig layered with roasted eggplant and baked apple, and creamy braised rabbit in a Tuscan-style pappardelle pasta with crispy pancetta and fresh rosemary. Mamma’s asks that you put your phone away, which is for the best as you’ll need to turn your full attention to the truly extensive wine list.
Smack dab in the middle of the North End and right next to the Paul Revere House, you’ll find Mamma Maria, which without the sign, could easily be mistaken for an old school building straight out of the history books. The menu changes on the regular, but for now, you can get your hands on clam and bay scallop pasta, homemade pasta agnolotti with lobster, or the restaurant’s duet of pasta featuring tortellini filled with veal and porcini ravioli stuffed with a ragu of locally-sourced mushrooms.
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